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A dental crown replaces any tooth enamel that was damaged by tooth decay, dental fracture, or cosmetic imperfections. Although the dental crown material is resistant to tooth decay, you still need to provide sufficient oral hygiene for your smile. We invite you to work with Dr. Victor Zeines to keep your dental crown in excellent shape.

If plaque and food residue build up around your dental crown without being removed, they can harden into a bacteria-filled substance known as tartar that causes gum disease and can compromise your dental crown’s abutment, causing the crown to come loose. In order to keep your dental crown in good health, we urge you to practice proper oral hygiene, such as brushing twice each day and flossing between your teeth and around the gums. If you struggle to floss the hard-to-reach areas of your smile, you may want to switch to a waxed floss, which slips into tight places easier and prevents injury that can occur if the floss snaps into place.

In addition to caring for your teeth at home, schedule twice-annual dental checkups to Woodstock & Manhattan Institute for Holistic Dentistry so that we can perform professional dental cleanings to remove tartar buildup and preserve both your dental crown and your natural teeth in the long run.

When you visit our office, our dentist, Dr. Victor Zeines, will evaluate the integrity of your dental crown to ensure no developing problems compromise its structure. Call 845-657-2322 for more information about dental crown care in Shokan, New York, and to schedule your visit.